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L.A. Unconventional: The Men and Women Who Did L.A. Their Way

By: Rasmussen, Cecilia

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Times: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24658

ISBN: 1-883792-23-1

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[nice clean copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W photographs) "Los Angeles, it is often said, is a place that beckons those who seem driven to defy the ordinary. People who see possibility where others see roadblocks. People who bend -- and occasionally break -- the rules. People who aren't afraid to pursue their ambitions, no matter how far beyond the norms of the time they are. This is a collection of stories about such men and women." View more info

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Letters from an Actor

By: Redfield, William

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1967

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24618

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, dust-soiling to top of text block, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket has various tiny tears and nicks along top edge, shallow chipping at top of spine, small closed tears at both lower hinges, spine a bit faded]. The author played Guildenstern in the famous 1964 New York production of "Hamlet" starring Richard Burton and John Gielgud, and "while the play was in preparation [he] wrote a series of letters to a friend describing the daily happenings and his impressions of them. These letters have now been molded into ... View more info

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The Verdict

By: Reed, Barry

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24027

ISBN: 0-671-25110-4

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear, spine very slightly turned, a nice clean book; front panel of jacket shows some light indentation marks (from where someone apparently used it as a writing tablet) and also a couple of horizontal razor cuts (surface only), and there's a short diagonal crease at the bottom of the front flap]. Novel about a "cynical, philandering, hard-drinking and thoroughly likable" attorney, living "on the brink of disaster," who gets a chance for a last hurrah when he takes on a malpractice suit against the largest Catholic hospital in the country. The basis for the 1982 ... View more info

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"La Grande Illusion" (in L'Avant-Scène Cinema, no. 44 (1964))

By: Renoir, Jean

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, L'Avant-Scène: (c.1964)

Edition: (No. 44)

Seller ID: 24554

Condition: Very Good


[moderate external rubbing and a bit of edgewear; binding (stapled wraps) is firm]. (B&W photographs) The full scenario, in French, for Jean Renoir's 1937 anti-war classic. Includes: full credits, numerous scene stills, a selection of contemporary press commentaries on the film, and an introductory article by Erich von Stroheim, "Ma Première Rencontre avec Jean Renoir" ("My First Meeting with Jean Renoir"). Also in this issue are briefer treatments of two additional films: Dominique Delouche's short film about Edith Stein (including an interview with Delouche) and Hiroshi T... View more info

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Minstrel Memories: The Story of Burnt Cork Minstrelsy in Great Britain from 1836 to 1927

By: Reynolds, Harry

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Alston Rivers Ltd.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23646

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [spine slightly turned, mild bumping to bottom corners, otherwise a good sound clean book]. (B&W plates w/photos, facsimiles) A chronicle of "one of the most remarkable and picturesque periods in the annals of British Amusements" -- "an authentic record of Ethiopian Minstrelsy in Great Britain." Extensively illustrated with photographs of many of the minstrel-show stars of the day, reproductions of cartoon illustrations, playbills, stage scenes, etc. The final 32-page chapter of the book is the author's account of his own contributions to this long-gone form ... View more info

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Fifty Cartoons

By: Reynolds, [Edward Samuel] "Tige"

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Portland OR, Metropolitan Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23705

Condition: Very Good


[slight crack in binding at lower front hinge, also at top of spine (but still firmly bound), a bit of wear (with slight exposure of boards) at top and bottom corners]. (cartoon illustrations) Published shortly after his untimely death in April 1931 at the age of 53, this is a representative selection of the work of a longtime editorial cartoonist for The Oregonian. The introduction, by the paper's editorial director R.G. Callvert, is a nice tribute with a good amount of biographical information. Reynolds, a native of Iowa, first got into the newspaper game as a teenager, and very soon foun... View more info

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Voyage in the Dark

By: Rhys, Jean

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1935

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23259

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good sound copy, very light soiling to edges of covers and bottom edge of text block, discoloration to pastedowns/endpapers; jacket shows a little wear at extremities, some minor creasing along top edge of front panel, a couple of tiny edge-nicks]. The author's third novel, about a young chorus girl who grew up in the West Indies, but is now living in England -- "a bewildered girl adrift in an alien land -- a creature made for warmth and simple happiness [but] incapable of directing her own life, and with no one to help her." Clearly inspired by Rhys's own experiences -- she was bor... View more info

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I Can Lick Seven

By: Richards, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company / Atlantic Monthly Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23873

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [nice clean book with minimal shelfwear, solid binding]. Novel set in post-Civil War Mississippi, centered on an ex-soldier's difficulties in coping with the drab and depressing realities of life in the defeated South. Despite having lost an arm in the war, he hopes to win the affections of his brother's widow (said brother having been killed at Gettysburg), but the lady's rejection of him (in favor of a Yankee, no less!) just increases his loneliness and frustration. So what's a depressed ex-Johnny Reb to do, to assuage his self-doubts and reassert his manhood? Join the Ku... View more info

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Kovacsland: A Biography of Ernie Kovacs

By: Rico, Diana

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Diego/New York/London, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24482

ISBN: 0-15-147294-7

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[tiny nick in top edge of rear cover, no other significant wear; jacket is flawless]. (B&W photographs) Biography of the TV comedy pioneer and sometime actor and author, drawing on "extensive research and on scores of interviews with those who knew Kovacs personally and professionally at every stage of his life -- from Trenton to Philadelphia to New York to Hollywood. What emerges is an engrossing and long-overdue portrait of a man far ahead of his time in [television, and] a man whose personal plife was filled with singular drama and great emotional riches." View more info

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Dracula (The Original 1931 Shooting Script)

By: Riley, Philip J., ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Atlantic City/Hollywood, MagicImage Filmbooks: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24477

ISBN: 1-882127-09-9

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, virtually as new with just some minor external handling wear]. (Universal Filmscripts Series: Classic Horror Films, Volume 13) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs, facsimiles) Facsimile reproduction of the original shooting script and pressbook for the 1931 Universal horror classic, accompanied by extensive background information about the conception and production of the film (by Philip J. Riley and George Turner). Also includes reproductions of pages from the manuscript of the Bram Stoker novel and of the first treatment for the film, by novelist Louis Bromfield (unfortunate... View more info

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Frankenstein

By: Riley, Philip J., ed.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Absecon NJ, MagicImage Filmbooks: (c.1989)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24478

ISBN: 1-882127-05-6

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, a few horizontal stress lines adjacent to spine (on both front and rear covers), otherwise virtually as new with just some minor external handling wear]. (Universal Filmscripts Series: Classic Horror Films, Volume 1) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs, facsimiles) Facsimile reproduction of the original shooting script and pressbook for the 1931 Universal horror classic, accompanied by extensive background information about the conception and production of the film (by Gregory Wm. Mank). Also includes a reproduction of Robert Florey's original treatment for the film, unfortunat... View more info

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A Season in Hell / Un Saison en Enfer

By: Rimbaud, Arthur (revised English translation by Louise Varèse)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Norfolk CT, New Directions: (c.1952)

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 24498

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[minor wear to extremities, small stain near upper left corner of front cover, one-time owner's signature on ffep; jacket faded at spine, missing top one inch of spine, various tears and tiny chips, faint remnants of what look like a couple of phone numbers that were once written near top of front panel (now substanially erased)]. (The New Classics Series, No. 2) Series "A Rimbaud Chronology" (in English only) prefaces the text itself, which is presented in French and English on facing pages. View more info

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"Isn't That Just Like a Man!" [and] "Oh, Well, You Know How Women Are!"

By: Rinehart, Mary Roberts | Cobb, Irvin S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: (c.1920, c.1919)

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: 23546

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy, light shelfwear, slight bumping to spine ends and a couple of corners; jacket a little edgeworn, one small closed tear and associated creasing]. The "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" of its day, as two prominent authors of the time weigh in (in back-to-back format) on the foibles of their respective opposite sexes. Mrs. Rinehart opines that "as all women know, there are really no men at all. There are grown-up boys, and middle-aged boys, and elderly boys, and even sometimes very old boys. But the essential difference is simply exterior. Your man is alw... View more info

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Hello, Hollywood! A Book About the Movies by the People Who Make Them

By: Rivkin, Allen, and Laura Kerr

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [Garden City NY], Doubleday & Company, Inc.: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24485

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, minor bumping to top corners, a good sound copy; jacket is heavily edgeworn, with a few small tears, creasing, internal dampstaining (not visible on exterior), etc.] One of the more interesting and unusual anthologies of writings about life in the movie colony, not least because it rather disguises its anthological nature. This 571-page volume consists of 100 articles and book excerpts (the former drawn from both the industry trade press, such as The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety, and more general-interest/wide circulation publications like Look Magazine and The New ... View more info

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Yul Brynner: The Inscrutible King

By: Robbins, Jhan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: (c.1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24788

ISBN: 0-396-08675-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[no discernible wear to book, previous owner's name + notation of date and place of purchase on rear pastedown; jacket shows just a touch of wear at spine ends and upper corners]. (B&W photographs) An "anecdotal biography," in which "the real is distinguished from the myth in the life of the romantic and colorful 'Inscrutible King.'" View more info

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Jules and Jim

By: Roché, Henri-Pierre (translated by Patrick Evans)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books (VS20): 1967

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23860

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight copy, appears unread; light soiling and age-toning to covers, tiny diagonal crease at lower right corner of front cover]. Mass Market PB The first American publication of Roché's 1953 novel, "an unofficial Bible for European youth" (and maybe a few American youth as well) -- printed in June 1967, which happened (by design or not) to coincide not with the U.S. release of Francois Truffaut's film version (that had already happened in 1962) but rather with the Summer of Love. (I'm sure this edition found its way into more than a few backpacks being toted around the Haight b... View more info

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The King and I; based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon

By: Rodgers, Richard (music), and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (book and lyrics)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23944

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket; photographic front-cover label) [light shelfwear to bottom edge, two tiny rips in cloth at top of spine, long diagonal surface-scrape across rear cover]. (B&W photographs) Timeless musical about the not-quite romance between the King of Siam and the English schoolteacher hired to instruct his children. View more info

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The Sound of Music; a new musical play (suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp)

By: Rodgers, Richard (music), Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics), and Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (book)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1968 (c.1960)

Edition: 11th printing

Seller ID: 24113

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [no discernible wear to book, tiny bookseller's rubber-stamped name at bottom corner of ffep, brief annotation facing cast page (see notes); jacket has a couple of itsy-bitsy tears at base of spine, light soiling to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) The popular musical, basis for the incredibly popular film of the same name. Although this particular printing dates from 1968 (several years after the release of the movie), it retains the front-panel illustration of a photograph from the original Broadway production, featuring Mary Martin et al. Note that the character name "E... View more info

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The Sound of Music; a new musical play (suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp)

By: Rodgers, Richard (music), Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics), and Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (book)

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1960)

Edition: 1st Edition (unstated)

Seller ID: 23948

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[nice-looking book, slight fading to spine cloth and minor discoloration along bottom section of front joint, tiny exposure of board at bottom of front cover; jacket is blemished only by some very shallow insect-nibbling along the top and bottom edges (noticeable mostly along top edge of rear flap)]. (B&W photographs) The popular musical, basis for the incredibly popular film of the same name. The book bears no printing statement, and is thus an exception to usual Random House practice -- but this is a review copy (with the original publisher's slip laid in), and is additionally confirmed as... View more info

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Do I Hear a Waltz?

By: Rodgers, Richard (music), Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and Arthur Laurents (book)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24442

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dj


[a little deterioration (about 1/2" exposure of board) at bottom edge of front cover, no other significant wear (a review copy, with original publisher's slip laid in); jacket spine completely faded to unreadability, a couple of small scuff marks on front panel]. (B&W photographs) Musical about a spinsterish New York secretary who finds bittersweet romance while on vacation in Venice; based on Laurents's 1952 play "The Time of the Cuckoo," which was adapted into David Lean's 1955 film SUMMERTIME, starring Katharine Hepburn. Although receiving mixed reviews, the original Broadway p... View more info